Today's Events

wednesday, november 14th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, how the molecules are organized and moving in a gas.
  • Please pick up a pennies formative HW from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - phases of matter/phase changes
  2. Setting up your chemistry digital portfolio (see post in Google Classroom)

Homework:

tuesday, november 13th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain ONE way you know that a substance is a LIQUID.
  • Take out your Oobleck Post-Lab Analysis, Debate and Conclusion sheet.

Today's Goals:

  1. Oobleck debate (Check Google Classroom for debate notes)
  2. If time - Phases/phase changes review games (Quizlet; phases memory; phase change rummy)

Homework:

monday, november 12th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain ONE way you know that a substance is a SOLID.
  • Please pick up an Oobleck lab data sheet from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Oobleck lab and pre-debate questions [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

wednesday, november 7th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, give a real life example of evaporation (when a liquid becomes a gas )
  • If you did not get one yesterday, please pick up a NOVA video questions: Hunting the Elements worksheet from the front counter.
  • Please make sure that your phase changes "lab" gets put into your class period's bin!

Today's Goals:

  1. NOVA - Hunting the Elements

Homework:

  • None (unless you owe something)

tuesday, november 6th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, give a real life example of condensation (when a gas becomes a liquid)
  • Please pick up a phase change "lab" from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. SPP final report (complete in Google Classroom)
  2. Phase change "lab" [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

  • SPP final report (in Google Classroom) - tomorrow 7:15 AM
  • Phase change "lab" - tomorrow [on-grade] [honors]

monday, november 5th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, rate how well you participated in your group for Space Pen Pals (1 = not so great - 4 = I was awesome!)
  • Please pick up a SPP scale page peer review worksheet from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Scale webpage peer review
  2. SPP final report (complete in Google Classroom)
  3. Periods 2 & 8 - we'll discuss :-)

Homework:

  • None :-)

friday, november 2nd

Do-Now:

  • Periods 1, 3 , 5, 8 - On your Do-Now page, describe the arrangement of particles in a solid. (tight, loose, etc)
  • Period 2 ONLY - please log into Google Classroom and copy down the phases of matter/phase changes notes

Today's Goals:

  1. Intro to matter - phases and phase changes (on-grade)
  2. Phases/phase changes Venn diagram (honors)

Homework:

  • SPP scale webpage AND elementary school letter - TONIGHT 11:59 pm

thursday, november 1st

Do-Now:

  • On the next blank page in your notebook, attach a purple unit 3 index tab.
  • Please have your matter formatives out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Intro to matter - homework review and vocab
  2. SPP scale webpage work day

Homework:

  • SPP scale webpage AND elementary school letter due TOMORROW 11:59 pm

wednesday, october 31st

happy halloween!

Do-Now:

  • Period 1, 3, 5 ONLY - On your Do-Now page, write down one topic you feel confident about for today's test.
  • Period 2 & 8 ONLY - take a brief look at your shrinking the solar system lab and then please get started on your test.

Today's Goals:

  1. Show what you know - unit 2 astronomy test
  2. Matter formatives

Homework:

  • Matter formatives - TOMORROW
  • SPP scale webpage AND elementary school letter due Friday, 11:59 pm

tuesday, october 30th

Do-Now:

  • Open up OR take out your UNIT 2 STUDY GUIDE.
    • Indicate any questions that you were unsure of and would like to review during class.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of study guide
  2. Quizizz review game (Classroom)
  3. SPP Scale webpage work day

Homework:

  • Unit 2 test WEDNESDAY!!!
  • SPP scale webpage due Friday, 11:59 pm

monday, october 29th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, take a guess about how much space you need to make a scale model of the sizes AND distances of the objects in our solar system.
  • Please take our your scale webpage planning sheet.
  • Periods 2 & 8 - make sure your shrinking the solar system lab gets turned into your class bin!

Today's Goals:

  1. Video - To Scale: Our Solar System
  2. SPP scale webpage work day

Homework:

friday, october 26th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain what keeps the Moon in orbit around Earth.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - gravity/scale
  2. Shrinking the solar system activity [on-grade] [honors]
  3. SPP scale webpage planning sheet
  4. Unit 2 study guide

Homework:

  • Honors ONLY - shrink the solar system activty - MONDAY (periods 2 & 8 ONLY)
  • SPP scale planning sheet - MONDAY (ALL PERIODS)
  • Unit 2 study guide - TUESDAY (Google Classroom OR paper/pen)

thursday, october 25th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, imagine you are making a model of our solar system using a HUGE beach ball to represent the Sun. What object would you use for Earth?
  • Please take out the shrinking the solar system activity.

Today's Goals:

  1. Shrinking the solar system activity [on-grade] [honors]
  2. SPP scale webpage planning sheet

Homework:

  • Scale/gravity QUIZ tomorrow [study guide]
  • SPP scale planning sheet - MONDAY

wednesday, october 24th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list the planets, in order, from LARGEST to SMALLEST.
  • Please take out the shrinking the solar system activity.

Today's Goals:

  1. Shrinking the solar system activity [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

tuesday, october 23rd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list the planets, in order, from closest to farthest from the Sun.
  • Please pick up the shrinking the solar system activity from the front counter.
  • Please have the scale practice worksheet out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. HW review - scale practice
  2. Shrinking the solar system activity [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

MOnday, october 22nd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, draw a quick SCALED sketch of the size and distance of the Moon to Earth.
  • Please pick up the SPP gravity peer review from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. SPP gravity peer review
  2. Scale practice [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

friday, october 19th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, draw a quick SCALED sketch of the size and distance of the Sun to Earth.
  • Please have the scale formatives HW out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. "Is the Moon Falling?" review
  2. Scale of our solar system

Homework:

  • Space Pen Pals gravity webpage due TONIGHT 11:59 pm

Thursday, october 18th

Do-Now:

  • Please answer the ticket in question, "Is the Moon Falling?". Please put it in your class periods' bin when finished. *Don't forget your name!*
  • Please pick up the scale formatives HW from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Gravity webpage work day - Space Pen Pals
  2. Gravity webpage self check

Homework:

wednesday, october 17th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify the connection between distance of a planet from the Sun and orbital period.
  • Please pick up a gravity webpage planning sheet (ONLY if you DIDN'T get one yesterday).
  • ****Make sure your gravity lab is put into your CLASS period's basket!****

Today's Goals:

  1. Gravity webpage planning sheet
  2. Gravity webpage work day - Space Pen Pals

Homework:

  • Space Pen Pals gravity webpage due Friday 11:59 pm

tuesday, october 16th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up your gravity lab from lab table #1.
  • Please pick up a seasons webpage peer review from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Seasons webpage peer review
  2. Gravity lab PART 2 [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

monday, october 15th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify the two variables that change gravity.
  • Please pick up the gravity lab from the front counter.
  • Have your gravity review HW out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review gravity HW
  2. Gravity lab PART 1 [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

friday, october 12th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain the difference between mass and weight.
  • Please pick up the gravity review HW from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

Gravity notes

Homework:

thursday, october 11th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain ONE thing you know about gravity.
  • Please have gravity formatives HW out on your desk.
  • Periods 2 & 8 ONLY - please pick up the gravity calculations worksheet and a calculator

Today's Goals:

Gravity notes

Homework:

  • SPP seasons webpage due Friday (tomorrow) 11:59 pm

wednesday, october 10th (PSAT period 1 - 4)

Do-Now:

  • Please take a bottle flipping lab from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Bottle flipping challenge lab

Homework:

tuesday, october 9th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain how long it takes Earth to REVOLVE once and what this causes.
  • Please take a gravity formative packet.

Today's Goals:

  1. Seasons quiz
  2. Space Pen Pals seasons webpage

Homework:

monday, october 8th (delayed opening)

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain how long it takes Earth to ROTATE once and what this causes.
  • Please take out the seasons page planning sheet and seasons review HW.

Today's Goals:

  1. Seasons review HW
  2. SPP seasons webpage work day

Homework:

  • Quiz - seasons Tuesday [study guide]
  • SPP seasons webpage due Friday 11:59 pm (class time Monday and Tuesday)

friday, october 5th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain how it is COLD at the North Pole even when there is a 24 hour photoperiod.
  • Please pick up the seasons page planning sheet and seasons review HW.

Today's Goals:

  1. Reason for the seasons (seasons myths)
  2. Seasons webpage planning sheet
  3. Seasons review HW (start in class)

Homework:

thursday, october 4th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain at least ONE reason why the Earth being closer to the Sun DOES NOT cause seasons.

Today's Goals:

  1. Reason for the seasons (angle of sunlight - seasons myths)

Homework:

  • Bright color day tomorrow
  • Go to the WMHS showcase tonight from 7:00 - 8:30

wednesday, october 3rd

Do-Now:

Today's Goals:

  1. Reason for the seasons (photoperiod data - relationship to temperature)

Homework:

  • Twin/matching day tomorrow

tuesday, october 2nd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, draw the shape of Earth's orbit around the sun (looking from the top, down)

Today's Goals:

  1. Reason for the seasons (vocabulary - the real shape of Earth's orbit)

Homework:

  • Hat day tomorrow

monday, october 1st

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, rate how well your group did on your SPP Moon page
    • 1 = not so good
    • 4 = we ROCKED it
  • Please pick up the SPP Moon page peer review checklist from the front
  • Please have your seasons brainstorm/formative HW (weekend HW) on your desk

Today's Goals:

  1. HW review
  2. SPP Moon page peer review (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Sports team shirt/jersey day tomorrow

friday, September 28th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, put the date and draw the arrangement of the sun, moon, and earth in a SOLAR ECLIPSE
  • Please pick up the seasons brainstorm HW from the front
  • Please have your moon review HW (last night's HW) out on your desk

Today's Goals:

  1. HW review
  2. Moon quiz
  3. SPP Moon page URL submission (Google Classroom) and self check day

Homework:

thursday, September 27th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, put the date and draw the arrangement of the sun, moon, and earth in a LUNAR ECLIPSE
  • Please pick up the moon review HW from the front
  • Please have your moon planning sheet (last night's HW) out on your desk

Today's Goals:

  1. Eclipse notes and models
  2. SPP Moon page work day

Homework:

wednesday, September 26th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, put the date and predict what phase the Moon would be in during a SOLAR ECLIPSE

Today's Goals:

Eclipse notes and models

Homework:

tuesday, September 25th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, put the date and predict the next phase in the sequence below:
    • waxing gibbous 97% - full moon 100% - ????? (what comes next?)

Today's Goals:

  1. Revisit moon phases sketch
  2. Space pen pals - moon page (ONLY phases)

Homework:

monday, September 24th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, put the date and describe whether the following example is WAXING or WANING:
    • full moon 100% - last quarter 50% - new moon 0%

Today's Goals:

  1. Science general knowledge test (NOT graded)
  2. Space pen pals - moon planning (ONLY phases)

Homework:

friday, September 21st

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up the moon phases activity from the front
  • On your Do-Now page, put the date and explain/draw where the Sun, Moon, and Earth are during a new moon.

Today's Goals:

  1. Moon phases activity - modeling the cycle [on-grade] [honors]
  2. Space pen pals - introduction page

Homework:

Thursday, September 20th

Do-Now:

  • Please have the moon calculator HW out on your desk
  • On your Do-Now page, put the date and explain where the moon gets its light from.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review moon calculator HW
  2. Phases of the moon - diagram, benefits, and big idea

Homework:

tuesday, September 18th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up the moon calculator HW from the front
  • Please open your notebook to the astronomy vocab page

Today's Goals:

  1. Phases of the moon - predicting moon phases
  2. Space Pen Pals - introduction to project

Homework:

monday, September 17th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up the blue unit 2 astronomy tab from the front demo desk.
  • Pick up your notebook and attach the unit 2 tab into your notebook
  • Please have your moon formatives (HW) out on your desk to be checked

Today's Goals:

  1. Notebook set-up for unit 2
  2. Moon formatives HW review
  3. Phases of the moon - intro & vocabulary

Homework:

  • None :-)

friday, September 14th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up the moon formatives HW from the front demo desk.
  • Pick up your notebook and review your:
    • safety map
    • safety contract

Today's Goals:

  1. Unit 1 test - lab safety
  2. Classroom procedures scavenger hunt

Homework:

thursday, September 13th

Do-Now:

  • Please have your lab safety project packet (with rubric) out on one group member's desk
  • Please update your agenda with HW

Today's Goals:

  1. Link lab safety project to Google Classroom
  2. Students teach lab safety

Homework:

Wednesday, September 12th

Do-Now:

  • Please get your notebook from the bin and have a seat
  • Please update your agenda with HW and long term assignments

Today's Goals:

  1. Update notebook unit 1 index tab
  2. Lab safety project work day

Homework:

  • Lab safety project - Thursday (tomorrow)
  • After school help - TODAY
  • Lab safety TEST - Friday [study guide]

tuesday, September 11th

Do-Now:

  • Please check the rolling whiteboard for you MP #1 seat
  • Please pick up your notebook and a ruler
  • Please pick up a yellow unit 1 index tab and a safety contract from the front counter

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of names - index cards
  2. Setting up your science notebook
  3. Lab safety project description

Homework:

  • Lab safety project - Thursday
  • After school help - Wednesday
  • Lab safety TEST - Friday [study guide]

Monday, September 10th

Do-Now:

  • Please check the rolling whiteboard for you MP #1 seat (period 1 - coming soon)
  • Please pick up a ruler from the front demo table
  • If you have your notebook, label it with your name and bring it to your desk

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of names - index cards
  2. Check in notebook and welcome form
  3. Lab safety rules/map of classroom

Homework:

None :-)

Friday, September 7th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up the welcome letter from the front demo table (if you didn't get one yesterday)
  • Please pick up an index card from the front demo table
  • If you have your notebook, label it with your name and put it in the bin

Today's Goals:

  1. Rules/expectations
  2. Website scavenger hunt (complete in Classroom)

Homework:

  1. Science composition notebook - Monday
  2. Welcome forms (complete in Google Classroom/class website) - Monday

Thursday, September 6th

Do-Now:

  • WELCOME!
  • Please pick up the welcome letter from the front demo table
  • Please pick any available seat

Today's Goals:

  1. Carbon dioxide cannon demo
  2. Teacher intro
  3. What is science? group activity

Homework:

  1. Science composition notebook - Monday
  2. Welcome forms (complete in Google Classroom/class website) - Monday